Gunnison Point - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO Spectacular views of the gorge and Gunnison River


Gunnison Point is located in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado. It contains twelve miles of scenic views and gorges that are known as the Black Canyon, and one of which is named Gunnison Point. The deep cliffs reach heights of over 2,000 feet and are distinctly carved by the Gunnison River. From Gunnison Point, visitors can see the beautiful river below the gorge and deep into the canyon. The views are what bring travelers to the area to witness some of the most spectacular sights Colorado has to offer.

The flora and fauna are stunning in the Black Canyon and especially at Gunnison Point. Visitors may witness great horned owls taking flight, falcons, eagles, and even an American Dipper diving into the fast moving river water. Wildlife such as elk and coyotes may also be spotted when traveling into the area. Mule deer seem to thrive in the area and have adapted to the rough terrain and significant mountain peaks.

The climate in the area is very different than that of the canyon floor due to the elevation of the canyon rim. During the summertime there can be a temperature variance of forty degrees. Brief afternoon thunderstorms are seen in the summer months.

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